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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

February 18, 2015

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 “I exercise control in all things.”

As an initial disclaimer; I have not, and never plan on, reading a page from this series. The source material simply doesn’t interest me, and the word of mouth on the author’s poor prose and amateurish writing doesn’t lure me in either. So why did I grudgingly, although inconsistently, enjoy the film? Because like the best cat and mouse relationships, Fifty Shades of Grey teases its audience and makes us chase. Venturing into the unknown is a mysterious adventure, and for the majority of the movie that’s what we get. Then it turns into a sociopathic controller, offering less sexual tension or coquetry and more smothering pursuits of tempered sadomasochism. This isn’t a romantic story. Had the movie remembered that it would have been far better off.

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Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is a homely, clumsy girl with a name befit…

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